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Video Rewind: Fear of Clowns

Updated on November 7, 2014
Shivers the Clown (Mark Lassise) can't scare up enough victims in Fear of Clowns
Shivers the Clown (Mark Lassise) can't scare up enough victims in Fear of Clowns

You know the old adage about judging a book by its cover (until you've read a few chapters at least)? Well, sometimes you can be wrong and if you're looking for a fright you better avoid Fear of Clowns.

The basis of the movie follows Lynn Blodgett (Jacky Reres) an artist who suffers from coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) in a nasty divorce/custody battle. Unfortunately that's not the only thing she's facing: she's being stalked by a murderous clown (Mark Lassise) who resembles one of her drawings.

At an opening of her show she meets Tuck Reed (Rick Ganz) who designs roller coasters for a living. He's mysterious and she kind of falls for him. After going to his house for lunch one day, she notices some art magazines which feature her in it. Lynn begins to think that he has something to do with what's happening around her.

The body count begins when she's house sitting for a friend and neighbors a couple doors down are found murdered. This is how she meets Detective Peters (Frank Lama) and tries to convince him what's happening.

Anyone in their right mind would be on edge as they're being stalked but it doesn't seem to phase Lynn. She's confident in her decisions and maybe she's just thinking this in her mind (maybe this was a plot point but who knows?) or is she really the one picking off her friends one by one?

The premise was pretty good but Kevin Kangas (writer/director/producer) should have made this a little scarier. He could have cashed in on people's actual fear of clowns but he let the opportunity slip threw his hands.

Since there's a sequel I'll probably pay to see what happens but as of yet, I haven't started to look for it.

My poor wallet.

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